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ArikJames

  • joined Feb 26, 2009
  • last login Apr 05, 2014
  • posts 247
  • comments 4040

Sailor, writer, imagineer.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Arizona Diamondbacks
  • NBA New Orleans Pelicans
  • NFL Green Bay Packers
  • NHL Calgary Flames
  • NCAAF Wisconsin Badgers
User Blog

Your Heartwarming Story of the Day: Michael Ferland

17

Michael Ferland has a heart warming story, but is that enough to get him onto the Canadian WJC team?

GameThread
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Game 29 Game Thread: He Is Not What Is Called a Civilized Man

"Do you know the meaning of love, Professor?"

Calgary Flames Prospects NHL Equivalencies: December Edition

5

The monthly look at Calgary Flames prospects.

Mark Giordano's Baked Hammy (A Guest Post)

5

What exactly is Mark Giordano's injury, the recovery time, and how will it affect him going forward? Guest writer Jo Innes goes in-depth on the subject.

GameThread
276

Game 27 Gamethread: ARE YOU PSYCHED?

If you weren't before, you should be now (actual music starts at like 1:24).

Game 27 Preview: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

9

The Calgary Flames take on the Carolina Hurricanes in a contest of Oedipal Implications. Or something.

Game 25 Recap: Tom Renney Snubbed For First Star of Calgary Flames Win

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Jarome Iginla might've had three assists, but it was Oilers Head Coach Tom Renney who won the game for Calgary.

Game 25 Preview: A Battle! In Alberta! Again!

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Remember the days when the Battle of Alberta actually mattered? Given the state of the Flames, I'm not sure I do either.

Am I A Blogger In the Basement In my Underwear?

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Are the bloggers of Matchsticks and Gasoline basement dwelling rumor mongers as Jay Feaster seems to think? Hardly.

Why the Calgary Flames Won't Trade Jarome Iginla

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Could the Calgary Flames trade Jarome Iginla?

GameThread
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Game 21: Flames at Blues

Tonight would be a great night for a recent acquisition to go out and write a narrative about how his previous struggles were behind him. Oh, the Flames have someone who could do that? Who know? B...

A Sign of the Times: Calgary Fans and the All-Star Game

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Why are Calgary fans not voting for their team in the All-Star Game voting? It's apathy.

Looking (Way) Ahead: The Calgary Flames and the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

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What do Flames fans currently have to look forward to? Drafting!

Calgary Flames Prospects NHL Equivalencies: November Edition (Hey Arnold!)

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Who's doing how well in the Flames prospects? An insider look at how the prospects stack up

Game 14 Preview: Flames vs. Wild (Can we at least listen to some Karen O.?)

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Preview of the Calgary Flames vs. Minnesota Wild

3 Biggest Statistical Surprises For the Calgary Flames (That Weren't Covered Yesterday)

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A quick glance at the various odd statistics that are happening with the Calgary Flames this season. Who's struggling? Who's been a complete surprise?

Lee Stempniak Is How Good?

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Who's been the best on the Flames in the early part of the season? A look at what fancy stats tell us.

Calgary and the Kyle Turris Trade Rumors: Is There a Better Fit?

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Is Kyle Turris really the player the Flames need? Is he a player worth acquiring at all? Where does Sam Gagner fit?

A Flames Prospect With Higher Offensive Upside Than Previously Expected? Who knew?

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A look at where Flames first round pick Sven Bartschi slots in in the history of Flames first round picks.

Friday's Hot Coals: I Know A Guy Who Looks Exactly Like Marc-Andre Fleury

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A morning recap of yesterday's articles and action

The Officially Official M&G NHL Predictions

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The writers of Matchsticks and Gasoline share their predictions for the 2011-12 NHL season.

The Mild Success of Roman Horak

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Roman Horak has currently edged out Matt Stajan for the Flames regular season roster: how does this make the Tim Erixon trade look in hindsight?

What Makes the Jarome Iginla Non-Injury So Horrifying

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How is Jarome Iginla's minor injury a major worry? Some of the things Calgary Flames fans should be terrified of.

Reasonable Expectations: The Secondary Offense

5

Reasonable expectations tries to make predictions for the Calgary Flames by mixing both the optimistic points of view and pessimistic ones.

Your (As Usual) Late Penticton Open Thread

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I've been at work for over twelve hours. I have no idea what the score is. Still, HOCKEY.

Reasonable Expectations: The "High End" Offense

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How will the top end of the Calgary Flames' offense look this year? We take a brief look at the situations various players will be in.

Your Admittedly Late Young Stars Game 1 Thread

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It's been one of those weekends. You know. So talk it up after the jump!

How The Flames Blew A Perfect Opportunity in the Langkow Trade

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The Flames had a golden opportunity to address a need in the Langkow trade- and blew it. Why is this so troubling?

BREAKING: Daymond Langkow Traded To Phoenix

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Flames Center Daymond Langkow has been traded to Phoenix; we discuss the trade and where it came from.

Re-Posted: The Tragedy of Daniel Ryder

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The story of former prospect Daniel Ryder and how mental issues are often ignored in sports until it's far too late.

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